By: Quina Parchment


“I remember those days

when I was happy to be alone,”

I told her one night.

She nodded and said

to tell her more.

Gazing upward,

I thought I might

recall something faithful

about glittering stars,

lighting every Night.

But I cried instead

thinking, “What a dread!

I feel like

one of the billions of them,



So she drew closer,


to hug me, hold me.

I wept and said,

“True companion,”

resting my head on her chest.


But then

she ripped my skin

dug with bare hands

and fled

with my heart




swifter than

I welcomed her


Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon's articles, poems, and spoken word videos have been featured on The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Journey Women, Fathom Mag, and The Witness: BCC. She resides in Tampa, FL with her husband Jon and beautiful, three-year-old daughter. Quina's first children's book, Love Made, is a poetic retelling of the creation story that highlights God as the Trinity, humans as His image bearers, and children as a delightful gift.

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